Prefabricated VS Modular buildings

The Difference Between Prefabricated (prefab) and Modular buildings

Modular and prefab buildings are growing in popularity in recent years. Prefabex wants to clarify the difference between the two.

What are Modular buildings

Modular buildings are a process in which a building is manufactured off-site, under controlled plant cases, using the High quality materials and designing to the same codes and standards as traditional built facilities – but in about half the time. Buildings are created in modules structure that when put together on site, reflect the identical design intent and features of the most advanced site-built facility – without compromise.


Types of modules can be using in the modular construction

  • Open-sided modules
  • Mixed modules and planar floor cassettes
  • Bathroom pods
  • Partially open-sided modules
  • Assembled ductwork
  • 4-8 sided modules
  • Precast walls, staircases, or floors
  • Modules supported by a primary structural frame
  • Window panels
  • Non-load bearing modules

What Are Prefabricated (prefab) buildings

The term “Prefabricated buildings” points to one of the largest categories of off-site manufactured buildings. To better understand prefabricated buildings, we should understand the term prefabrication.

Prefabrication refers to a construction, or part of furniture, that is manufactured in sections to enable quick and easy assembly on site. The sections are manufactured in a factory setting or factory-like setting. The pre-built structures are then delivered to the construction site and assembled together. The method controls construction costs by economizing on time, wages, and materials.

Types Of Prefabricated buildings

  • Modular Systems
  • Steel Framing
  • Panelized Wood Framing
  • Timber Framing
  • Concrete Systems

Prerfabricated or Modular Buildings Process

Prefabricated and modular buildings are a creative, sustainable building delivery process utilizing offsite, lean manufacturing techniques to prefabricate single or multi-story complete building solutions in deliverable module sections.

The buildings are 70% to 90% finished off site in a factory-controlled environment, and delivered and assembled at the final building site. This can include the entire building or be components or subassemblies of bigger structures.

Customized Prefab and Modular Buildings To Fit Your Needs And Budget

Prefabex modular buildings are a great choice for any company looking to build an office  space. These structures can be customized to fit your needs and budget. You can develop your own plan with our experienced engineers and get the solution that best meets your space requirements.

More Quick Facts About Prefabricated And Modular Buildings

  • Environmentally friendly: By minimising disturbance on the site, reduces construction waste, modular buildings provide green advantages over the conventional construction method
  • Save time: The whole process of design, production, delivery and assembly is time saving. While production is being conducted, the site development occurs simultaneously.
  • Quality assurance: Modular buildings are produced within a clean and controlled factory environment  and are inspected by quality control during all production phases.
  • Flexibility :Without difficulty, workers disassemble and relocate sub-assemblies to different sites.
  • Reduced Costs :It costs less to transport partial assemblies from a factory than to move pre-production resources to each site. Plus, as Prefabrication reduces the cost of labour, further offsetting the rising costs of materials.
  • Low waste: With the same plans being always built, the manufacturer has registration of exactly what amount of materials are needed for a specific job.

Choose Your Prefabex Prefabricated and Modular Building Uses

Whether you are looking for a simple building for sale or something that incorporates a more complex design, our experts can handle the job at hand. Some of the products and structures we supply for our customers include:

  • Office Buildings
  • Canteens & Dining Halls
  • Educational & Schools
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Dormitory & Accommodation
  • Restrooms
  • Worship facilities